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Pokemon Bank re-released in Japan following withdrawal

Pokemon X & Y companion app Pokemon Bank has re-launched on the Japanese 3DS eShop following it's withdrawal in December.

Here in the UK, Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter were due to launch on December 27, but server issues saw it pulled by Nintendo.

The apps enable Pokemon trainers to transfer their creatures from Pokemon Black & White 2, trade with each other and store their favourite Pokemon on the cloud.

Now, Nintendo of America had this to say on Twitter:

Confirming the news, Nintendo Life spotted several Twitter users posting photos of Pokemon Bank on the eShop, and discussing its re-release in Japan. Here's an image:

Another user wrote:

We'll update you all once we have a concrete Pokemon Bank release date for the US and Europe. Stay tuned.

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